Cast skull from a very large male Thylacine that died at London Zoo in 1914 (22 years before the species was declared extinct)
This fantastic cast skull of an Extinct Thylacine was taken from a mould made directly from the real skull owned by a private collector.
The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped lower back) or the Tasmanian wolf. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century. It was the last extant member of its family, Thylacinidae; specimens of other members of the family have been found in the fossil record dating back to the late Oligocene.
This skull is made from a high quality resin that perfectly resembles real bone and was cast from a silicone mould taken directly from the real skull.
Through research it has been discovered that the animal from which this cast was taken was a large male Thylacine who was shipped from Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart on 2nd March 1910 and arrived at London Zoo on 18th April 1910. He stayed here for the rest of his life and died on 20th November 1914. Just 22 years later, the species was extinct.
Skull measures 26cm x 14cm x 12cm. Large for this species.
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